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Ukrainian Whisky Connoisseurs Club’s Choice Craigellachie 14 Year Old Kokur, 52%

Single Malt

Price for 40 ml: 465 UAH

Price for bottle: 4550 UAH

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Ukrainian Whisky Connoisseurs Club rating

84.22 from 100

Country:

Scotland

Region:

Speyside

Sub-region:

Mountain Benrines

Distillery:

Craigellachie

Brand:

Craigellachie

Bottler:

Ukrainian Whisky Connoisseurs Club

Vintage:

2005

Year of bottling:

Strength:

52

Natural cask strength:

yes

Single cask:

yes

Ukrainian Whisky Connoisseurs Club rating

84.22 from 100

Craigellachie is slightly untypical representer of Speyside region. Until recently, its powerful taste with notes of black pepper, apricot and waxed Christmas apples pleased only masters of distillery, because they got 98% of the alcohol produced. For further maturation, we have used a unique Kokur cask. This dessert wine is soft, with hints of honey and spices, it also has floral notes and amber-golden color.

For its production, a white grape Kokur is used, which the Greeks began to grow on the island of Corfu. It fully ripens in late September – October. At this time, sugar content reaches approximately 22%. After processing, the raw materials are stored in oak casks for 2 years. After 2 years of maturation Kokur wine reaches 16 % of strength with the same sugar content. The taste becomes harmonious, refined, pleasant like a nectar. And the wine itself is full of floral honey and spicy shades.

A cask containing the flavors of Kokur makes the “shy” whisky open, show its best sides and refute the wrong opinion about its heaviness. As a result, we expect a full-bodied, slightly oily Craigellachie whisky that meets the ancient traditions of Speyside.

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